With Retention Vote Decided Focus Turns to Amendment 2

With all three Tennessee Supreme Court justices retained for another term, the attention in judicial politics now turns to constitutional amendment No. 2 on the November ballot, the Nashville Business Journal reports. And those who found themselves on opposing sides of the retention vote will make strange bedfellows in support of the amendment. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and state Sen. Brian Kelsey, who both worked for defeat of the justices, support the amendment. Ramsey defending his positions saying “a true election” would give legitimacy to the retention election process and “actually help the amendment pass.” Similarly, Kelsey said the effort to defeat the justices “shows a retention election is a real election and the people will have a voice if the amendment passes.”